Matches On Tuesday, 8th August
12th Match – B-Love Kandy 203-5 | 114 Galle Titans
B – Love Kandy Won By 89 Runs
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13th Match – Colombo Strikers 146-8 | Jaffna Kings 150-4
Jaffna Kings Won By 6 Wickets
NEXT Match On Friday; 11th August At R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
14th Match – Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans
Lanka Premier League 2023 – Points Table As Of 8th August
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2023 Lanka Premier League: Colombo Strikers Victorious; Babar Azam Form Continues | Points Table
The Colombo Strikers emerged victorious in a last-over thriller in the Lanka Premier League, triumphing over the Galle Titans with one ball remaining at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Having elected to field first, the Titans put up 188/3 in the first inning.
Pathum Nissanka, who was given a new position to begin the batting by captain Niroshan Dickwella, and centurion Babar Azam spearheaded a momentous 111-run partnership that propelled the Strikers’ superb run chase. Babar Azam was in breath-taking form, scoring 104 runs in just 59 balls, while the exceptional Pathum Nissanka assisted with a critical knock of 54 runs in 40 balls. In the dying embers of the run chase, Mohamad Nawaz swiftly scored 14 runs in just four deliveries to propel the Strikers to victory.
Lanka Premier League 2023 – Points Table As Of 7th August
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Following his match-winning knock, Babar Azam reiterated the importance of the victory and said, “The team really needed this victory. I think the whole team really stepped up to get us this win. We went in with a very positive attitude, not only from the players but from the coach as well, and I think that helped us secure the points.” Babar Azam’s stand of 111 runs with Pathum Nissanka is the highest opening partnership of the season so far.
Babar further commended the Colombo Strikers’ bowling unit for restricting the Galle Titans as well. “The Titans started very well; they had scored 67 runs on the powerplay. It looked like we might be chasing more than 200 runs, but the bowlers, backed by good fielding, did well to come back in the middle and death overs, which helped us restrict their score”, he said. “This is a very good league; cricket has been very competitive. There is a very good mix of talented young and senior players. After the Lanka Premier League, we have a bilateral series against Afghanistan, followed by the Asia Cup and the World Cup. I am taking it series by series, and every game is an opportunity to prepare. For now, my full focus is on the league,” he opined.